Genesis Davila — the former Miss Florida 2017 — says a pageant organizer royally screwed her out of her crown cause of his disdain for Puerto Ricans and to direct the new winner to one of his business clients … so she says in a new lawsuit.
According to legal docs obtained by TMZ … Davila accuses pageant boss Grant Gravitt of overt prejudice against Puerto Ricans and spreading lies to dethrone her — saying she wasn’t born in the U.S. and cheated at the competition by bringing in her own hair and makeup team.
Davila says she enjoyed the title for all of 6 days before a meeting with pageant officials. She says that meeting was supposed to be about proving her citizenship.
Instead … Davila says it turned into a press conference, where she was told to resign and lie that it was “because her mother was sick in a hospital.” The pageant later announced she was stripped of her title and crown.
Davila says Gravitt came up with all kinds of excuses to dethrone her … just to steer the new winner to one of his clients and major financial sponsors, Pageant Ready.
As for a photo that surfaced showing her getting makeup help … she says that photo was snapped a week before the pageant and Gravitt purposefully cropped out the time stamp to support his false claim.
Davila is suing for damages in excess of $15 million.